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Fishing for Pike in Sweden: Part 3 (Final) / VLOG #6 – English Subtitles

Fishing for Pike in Sweden: Part 3 (Final) / VLOG #6 – English Subtitles


Frans: No fish at all the past couple of hours, now 4 fish at the same time! This one is the biggest of those 4, 111cm. Caught on the 40cm Trout from Savage Gear, Seatrout color Sean: We deserved this fish, so much bad luck this morning with a couple of big fish lost Sean: Lets see if we can save that lure Too bad… Why would those Swedish people put a sunken tree here, 9 meters deep… Any comments Frans? Frans: To put it gently… Not OK… Yep, over there You can see those trees based on the long shadows on the sonar The reason why you shouldn’t use a boga-grip. Jaw has cracked in the middle Luckily it has healed a bit Grab those fish with your hands or a big landing net As you can see a bogs-grip has a terrible effect on the fish its health Lets put it back quickly We’ve been using heavier rods the past couple of years due to the fact that we are using bigger baits For example the 40cm line-thru Trout Not just because it is a heavy lure but because it is a big heap of soft plastic And big softbaits need heavy rods with the right power to set the hook in a proper way Especially when using big side planers When there is slack and cushioning in the line towards the side planer When you get in contact with the fish you want to set the hook as good as you can A heavy rod comes with a powerful reel and braid A combination of those that I have been using A rod from Savage Gear, the Custom Predator range I use them in combination with larger model of the new Komodo SS The Komodo SS has quite a big profile and a lot of power The reel has a high quality clicked function on it Its build in two sections, 258cm in length and a casting weight up towards 240 gram As you can see it has a solid backbone but still sensitive in the tip of the rod The powerful backbone is the most important aspect when it comes to fishing big softbaits We also used these rods while casting/spinfishing in Sweden Casting big softbaits from 23 to even 32cm in length They cast very well with these rods We just didn’t use the Komodo SS, for casting in both the Netherlands and Sweden I prefer to use The smaller sized Okuma Citrix 365LX, the biggest in the Citrix range These are a bit more comfortable to use then the big model of the Komodo SS The Komodo is wider and you can use it for casting I’ve got reasonable big hands but after a while it gets uncomfortable Thats why I use the Citrix for casting We use 65lb braid and when it comes to leaders we use a variety of materials In some occasions I use fluorcarbon as leader material I use a thick version, 1.2mm thick and I think its 140lb test I normally wouldn’t use fluorcarbon when there is a high risk of fish inhaling the lure I regularly use it as an extra leader in front of the line-thru lures from Savage Gear Why would I do that? I often use the Water Wolf cameras When you want quality footage you need to create extra distance between the lure and the camera That way you put things in a better perspective You can see the fish entirely And because you can see the environment better It allows you to make a better comparison between the fish and the lure Sean: Completely covered in small lice, a sign that the pike are not active Ready to go? The boat has never been so organized Frans: Germany… Sean: Deutschland!! Frans: Still far from home… Sean: Nope But close to the Burger King! Important stuff… Very important! Sean: I could use some food, didn’t have anything besides that pizza for breakfast Frans: Such a terrible week Sean: Yeah, glad that we are going home! Frans: Final stretch of Germany and we are back home Sean: So, back home in the Netherlands Fantastic week with 16 fish over the 100cm mark 6 crossed the 110cm mark And also 6 fish weighed over 10kg! Fantastic result Not those amazing results from last year But that was really hard to beat with 4 fish over the 120cm mark! Weather predictions where… Well what can I say It was totally off! Heavy rain predicted and eventually a week full of sunshine Just a few drops on our journey from and towards Sweden, that was it Out on the water full sunburst The wind did have a negative effect on fishing as it was much stronger than you would want it to be And the direction constantly changed That usually has a negative effect on fish activity You would prefer the wind steady from one direction Now it came from all directions during the day, from the East, South, North and eventually West again Now we can start cleaning and perform maintenance on our gear Besides that I am sorting my agenda for next year Jesper and I will compete in the Predatortour, both the Swedish and Dutch edition I am already planning my work as a fishing guide for Sportfishing Dalsland around those events If you are interested in taking my up as a guide Or any of the other quality guides at White Label Fishing Let us know, send us a message and we will do our best to organize a trip that suits your needs To wrap it up I would like to thank every one who supported us on behalf of Frans and myself We are really excited about the positive feedback on these videos Once again, thank you! It was super fun to make these videos and share our experiences, not to serious but I think thats a good thing

9 thoughts on “Fishing for Pike in Sweden: Part 3 (Final) / VLOG #6 – English Subtitles

  1. hey guys another great vid! and one question why you never use line thru pike? it sucks right, cuz i have and i think it sucks..
    btw cant w8 for 4d line thru perch

  2. Fantastische omgeving daar he. Reeds veel geleerd van je video's. Begrijp waarom jullie steeds weer terug gaan. Ik kan ook niet wachten om er terug te zijn.

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